World's Largest Subway Systems

(by ridership)

CityDate system
completed
  Number of
 riders (year)
Length
(km)
Moscow19353.2 bil (1997) 340
Tokyo19272.6 bil (1997/98) 281+
Seoul19741.4 bil (1993) 278+
Mexico City19691.4 bil (1996) 202
New York City19041.3 bil (2001) 371
Paris19001.2 bil(1998) 211
Osaka1933957 mil (1997)114
London1863866 mil (1999)415
Hong Kong1979790 mil (1999)  82
St. Petersburg1955721 mil (1996) 110
Sources: Jane's Urban Transport Systems, 2002–2003 edition, and individual subway websites.

Transportation TimelinesTransportationTwo Centuries of Railroading

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